The collaborative research project ‘Augmenting Groundwater Resources by Artificial Recharge’ (AGRAR) aims at gaining improved knowledge on the impacts of artificial recharge structures in different physical and socio-economic settings leading to the development of decision-support guidance on the scope and effectiveness of artificial recharge activities. As part of the project, VIKSAT is carrying out the research study in the Aravalli Hills region of Gujarat, India. The artificial recharge structures identified for the research study are three check dams (in Mumanvas, Bhanavas and Samrapur villages), a pond (in Nana Kothasana village) a percolation tank (in Nedardi village) and two subsurface check dams (in Samrapur village) of Satlasana taluka, Mahesana district. Details of the study area are presented in this report.
Vikram Sarabhai Centre for Development Interaction (VIKSAT), 52 pp.